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AZURE’s 2021 AZ Awards for Design Excellence

ASLA’s RFQs, Opportunities, and Events page provides the latest information on everything from calls for papers to competitions. Below, we highlight one recently submitted design competition. Anyone who would like to share an opportunity may submit information online.

Early bird deadline: January 31, 2021
Submission deadline: February 25, 2021

The AZ Awards is AZURE’s international architecture and design competition, recognizing excellence and innovation, and showcasing the world’s best projects, products, and ideas.

Acknowledged for its influence and significance within the global design and architecture sphere, it provides a unique opportunity for architects, designers and landscape architects to receive the international exposure and acknowledgement that their exceptional work deserves.

Entries are juried by a panel of internationally renowned practitioners in the areas of product design, architecture, landscape architecture and interiors.

Finalists and winners will be celebrated at the AZ Awards Gala in June 2021, and published in print and online.

Categories include: Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Experiential Graphic Design, the Social Good Award, the Environmental Leadership Award, and the A+ Award for student work.

The AZ Awards is open to:

  • Landscape Architects
  • Architects
  • Interior Designers
  • Developers
  • Product Designers
  • Industrial Designers
  • Experiential Graphic Designers
  • Product Manufacturers
  • Students in design-related disciplines

Judging criteria:

  • Aesthetics: Is the design contemporary, visually and intellectually stimulating? Does it provoke curiosity, have the capacity to uplift spirits or simply delight?
  • Function: How well does it serve its intended use? Does it effectively resolve problems?
  • Creativity: Does it incorporate a unique approach, use a new medium or materials? Is it technologically innovative, forward-looking?
  • Social and Environmental Responsibility: Does it make respectful use of materials and resources? Does it possess a long life span? Does it contain recycled materials and/or can it be recycled? Does it provide a social benefit?

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